Best Dive Locations in Belize

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Belize has many amazing dive locations. Take a diving tour to explore the soaring diversity of diving sites, from ship wrecks to whale sharks.

Best Dive Locations in Belize

By Scuba Diver Life

Belize has many amazing dive locations. Take a tour around the country to explore the soaring diversity of attractions, from ship wrecks near atolls to whale sharks.

  • Turneffe Islands

    By Scuba Diver Life

    20 miles East of Belize City, the Turneffe Islands are home to a variety of significant species and lush vegetation.

  • Lighthouse Reef

    By Scuba Diver Life

    The “Great Blue Hole” is part of the Lighthouse Reef and was formed when the ocean rose and filled the cave. Jacques Coustaeu declared it to be one of the top ten dive spots in the world.

Belize is the ultimate honeymoon destination

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Belize is once again listed as an ultimate honeymoon destination in the world. This time on The Huffington Post in an article entitled “The Ultimate Honeymoon Destinations” written by Ella Jameson, a travel journalist who writes for many different websites, blogs and magazines.

“It’s a given that couples want romance on their honeymoon, but what about adventure? Culture? Wildlife?” writes Jameson who highly recommends Belize because it gives couples who want to do more on their honeymoon than just kick back on the beach, swim in the sea, and enjoy romantic evenings in spectacular settings.

The writer advises honeymooners to explore the Belize barrier reef which is wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. And of course Belize’s number one attraction the “Great Blue Hole” comes highly recommended as an idyllic place to dive. “Sinking down into this haunting submerged abyss, gazing at bizarre, mesmerizing limestone formations and encountering all manner of marine life is something that you won’t forget,” says Jameson about the great blue hole.

“There’s plenty for couples to do on dry land too: adrenaline junkies can tube through ancient caves and zip line along the rainforest canopy, while those after a bit more culture can immerse themselves in the mystical Maya temples and multiple monuments at Xunanatunich” says Jameson about Belize’s inland adventures.

The writer also mentioned that last year Reese Witherspoon and her Hollywood agent husband Jim Tith honeymooned in western Belize which is considered ideal for couples keen to experience the rainforests, mountains and captivating culture of Belize.

Speaking about the article, Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar in Placencia said that Chabil Mar, the guest exclusive resort in Placencia offers several jungle and sea vacation packages that features the best of Belize. “The Swim Suits & Hiking Boots and the Belize Rainforest and Reef Adventures are two of our popular all inclusive Belize vacations that I highly recommend for honeymooners,” says France.

The Moveable Feast Honeymoon Package which is an extraordinary honeymoon package that includes rainforest adventures, luxury accommodations and a potpourri of romantic experiences is another honeymoon package that honeymooners should consider” said Larry.

Kenya and the Mediterranean were the other two ultimate honeymoon destinations that Jameson recommended.

For more information about traveling to Belize or Placencia, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377

Exploring the Placencia Peninsula

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014


Today’s photo of the day is courtesy of Patrick Bennett.

Patrick recently stayed at Chabil Mar and he enjoyed it very much.

Here is a tip from him regarding Placencia:

To more fully immerse yourself in the real Belize, though, you’ll want to borrow one of the property’s several beach cruiser bicycles and ride into town. It only takes about five minutes, and for me, there was no better way to start the day.

You can read about Patrick’s experience here:

Checking into Chabil Mar Where Luxury Meets Magic in Belize


USA Today: Find paradise at Belize’s top beaches

Posted on Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Yesterday USA Today published an article entitled “Find Your Paradise at Belize’s Top Beaches” which listed the top beach locations in Belize.

“USATODAY.COM is not only a top site in the US but also in the world” says Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar, a guest exclusive resort in Placencia which got a mention in the article.

“Belize is unlike many other Caribbean destinations, where it’s easy to isolate the best beaches of a particular island. The mainland coast of Belize is a tangle of mangroves, which is about as far as a person can get from ideal beach conditions,” writes Mark Rogers, the author of the article.

“Not to worry, Belize has literally hundreds of cayes (pronounced keys, as in Key West). These offshore cayes, or islands, are where beaches of all sizes can be found, although almost all have to be accessed by boat. While the country has a handful of mainland beaches, these cayes are where beach lovers should be concentrating their search for the ultimate Belizean beach holiday,” Rogers asserts.

The author states that the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize has the best mainland beaches in Belize and is a good jumping-off point to explore secluded beaches of the Silk Cayes and Laughing Bird Caye, two gorgeous gems not far away from Placencia Village.

Crystal clear water for prime snorkeling, a palm-fringed shoreline, high quality restaurants, and high-end properties like Chabil Mar can be found along the 18 mile Peninsula says Mark who didn’t forget to mention the amazing whale shark diving that travelers can do during the months of April and June in Placencia.

The beaches in Hopkins Village, Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Half Moon Caye, Southwest Caye and South Water Caye were also highly praised in the article.

USA Today is a national American daily newspaper with a circulation of more than 1 million copies.

For more information about traveling to Belize or Placencia, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377


Rough Guides: Visit Belize in December

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The travel news website has published a video titled “The Best Places to go in December” and Belize comes highly recommended.

Eleanor Aldridge, the expert editor recommends diving the great blue and exploring the majestic Belize Barrier Reef.

Even though Eleanor didn’t mention Placencia in the video, we believe Placencia is also a charming destination to visit this December.

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Chabil Mar, the guest exclusive resort in Placencia Belize. Photo by Uncommon Caribbean

Last week we also wrote a blog post on 10 reasons why travelers should visit Belize in 2015. Below is a summary of the post:

1. Great Belize Vacation Rates

You can now reserve a Belize vacation at the Guest Exclusive Chabil Mar Resort for 2015 at 2014 rates. Click here for more information.

2. Whale Shark Diving

Belize offers plenty of adventure with the opportunity to dive with whale sharks near Gladden Spit off Placencia. Guests can see the sharks feeding on plankton and other spawning fish during the full moon of March – June. For those who do not know, the Whale Sharks are the largest living fish in the world.

3. The Weather

Thousands of travelers visit Belize each year due to the incredible warm weather all  year-round. With an average temperature of 88 degrees, it’s a comfortable climate that can be enjoyed for those wanting to spend time outdoors.

4. Belize Maya Ruins

Belize contains some of the most majestic Maya ruins in Central America like Caracol, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Altun Ha, and Lamanai and according to Archaeologists  more than 8 million people lived in southern Mexico and northern Central America during the pre-Columbian era.

5. Fishing

Belize offers world class fishing thanks to its pristine and diverse barrier reef which is home to an abudant of marine life. On a fishing trip, you can catch a snook or permit and even enjoy it for dinner.
6. Sailing

Experience the beautiful and vast views of the Caribbean waters by taking a sailing trip where you can dine on-board and enjoy lounging on the deck while traveling to various points in Belize.

7. Jungle and Sea Belize Vacations

Both the jungle and sea can be explored when visiting Belize with vacation packages that will allow you to meet howler monkeys, ride in canoes, go on nature walks, and even climbing ancient Maya ruins.

8. Perfect for a Honeymoon

Unwind on your honeymoon in a relaxing and laid-back environment where you can stay barefoot during the vacation in one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

9. Ideal for a Wedding Vacation

To enjoy an intimate ceremony that offers spectacular views of the water, Belize is an ideal location for a wedding vacation. Professional wedding planners can make it an experience of a lifetime by planning all of the details for a relaxing event on the beach.

10. Belize is on Everyone’s Radar

More people are traveling to Belize for the amenities and accommodations that are available in the country. From the spectacular views to the historical sites that can be visited, it’s a hot spot for the coming year for thousands of tourists.

For more information about traveling to Belize in December or 2015, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377